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A taxonomic review of the Night Frog genus Nyctibatrachus Boulenger, 1882 in the Western Ghats, India (Anura: Nyctibatrachidae) with description of twelve new species
A taxonomic revision of the genus Nyctibatrachus is presented. As a result, we recognize 27 species, 12 of which are new to science and described herein. Three ‘lost’ species— NyctibatrachusExpand
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South Asia supports a major endemic radiation of Hemidactylus geckos.
Hemidactylus geckos are a species-rich component of many tropical lizard assemblages. We sampled deeply among tropical Asian, and especially South Asian, taxa and used a multi-gene approach toExpand
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Two new endemic genera and a new species of toad (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Western Ghats of India
BackgroundBufonidae are a large family of toads with a subcosmopolitan distribution. Recent molecular phylogenetic analyses have revealed a radiation of toads (Adenominae) with distinct adult andExpand
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Mountain-associated clade endemism in an ancient frog family (Nyctibatrachidae) on the Indian subcontinent.
Night frogs (Nyctibatrachidae) form a family endemic to the Western Ghats, a hill chain along the west coast of southern India. Extant members of this family are descendants of a lineage thatExpand
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A new ground-dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Maharashtra, with a key to the Hemidactylus of India
A distinctive new species of ground-dwelling gecko of the genus Hemidactylus is described from the plateaus of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. It is a member of a group of chieflyExpand
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Systematics and phylogeny of Sitana (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Peninsular India, with the description of one new genus and five new species
We revise the taxonomy of the agamid genus Sitana Cuvier, 1829, a widely distributed terrestrial lizard from the Indian subcontinent based on detailed comparative analyses of external morphology,Expand
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The role of wet‐zone fragmentation in shaping biodiversity patterns in peninsular India: insights from the caecilian amphibian Gegeneophis
Aim Indian biodiversity is concentrated in the wet zone, which is disjunctly distributed in the north-east and in the peninsular Western and Eastern Ghats. The Eastern Ghats region is smaller andExpand
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Primitive Breeding in an Ancient Indian Frog Genus Indirana
The Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot is rich in herpetofauna and harbours numerous endemic species. Unfortunately, many of these understudied species are threatened due to habitat loss, pollution,Expand
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Molecular systematics of caeciliid caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona) of the Western Ghats, India.
Together, Indian plus Seychelles caeciliid caecilian amphibians (Gymnophiona) constitute approximately 10% of the extant species of this order. A molecular phylogenetic analysis of all but one (orExpand
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A new species of Gegeneophis Peters (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) from southern Maharashtra, India, with a key to the species of the genus
A new species of Indian caeciliid caecilian, Gegeneophis danieli (Amphibia: Gymnophiona), is described from a single specimen from the Western Ghats of southern Maharashtra. This distinctive speciesExpand
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